Tartufi, directly translated into ‘Truffles’, are the latest launch from Crosta & Mollica, as the modern Italian food brand capitalises on the growing UK market for Italian food, with Brits continuing to widen their palate for Italian cuisine. Shifting from the savoury market, Crosta & Mollica enters the dessert category with three SKUs of the traditional frozen Italian dessert Tartufi. Each dessert combines two gelato flavours, meticulously hand-rolled and coated in a layer of light dusting to create a generous-sized gelato truffle. The Tartufi are available in flavours: Caffè Latte, Chocolate & Hazelnut and Pistachio & Almond. The perfect indulgence to end a meal, the Crosta & Mollica Tartufi range is available to purchase online and in store from Waitrose and Ocado at RRP £5.00 (x2 Tartufi per box).
Crosta & Mollica, which simply means ‘crust & crumb’ in Italian, was founded with a desire and dedication to bring well-made Italian food to the UK. From delicious wood-fired pizzas to versatile piadina flatbreads, Crosta & Mollica has successfully championed the savoury market with its authentic Italian goods in major retail listings including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. The brand now aims to enter the sweet category for 2022, introducing the UK to the authentic italian frozen dessert, Tartufi.
Whilst the original Tartufi was first created in Puglia, southern Italy over 50 years ago, Crosta & Mollica aims to elevate the Italian passion for gelato with its range of Tartufi, using only the highest quality ingredients to create a wonderful contrast between the smooth, silky gelato layers and the outer crumb. With a pair of Tartufi in each pack, flavours include:
Tartufi Caffè Latte: Coffee & cream gelato tartufi; inner gelato layer is a rich, bitter Italian coffee layer while the outer layer is a smooth, creamy layer of fior di latte gelato with Madagascan vanilla – each tartufo is then hand-rolled in a light cocoa and almond biscotti crumb.
Tartufi Chocolate & Hazelnut: Chocolate & Hazelnut gelato tartufi; inner gelato layer is made with IGP hazelnuts while the outer layer is a rich, slightly bitter dark chocolate layer – each tartufo is then hand-rolled in a dark cocoa and hazelnut nib crumb.
Tartufi Pistachio & Almond: Pistachio & Almond gelato tartufi; inner gelato layer is made with pistachio while the outer layer is an IGP almond gelato – each tartufo is then hand-rolled in a pistachio crumb.